Chameleon Svn Source Tree


1- security and stability fixes
2- Fixed a bug where prf may return a wrong string len (for ex : in the previous versions newStringWithformat("%02x%02x%02x%02x%02x%02x",101,117,104,113,103,100) may not return the entire string)
3- Fixed a bug in xml.c
4- Fixed a bug in device_inject.c (inspired from the dmazar's patch)
7- security and stability fixes
8- Removed useless codes in efistring modules
9- Fixed bugs related to device_inject.c
10- Fixed bugs related to device_tree.c
11- Fixed bugs related to hfs.c
12- Fixed a bug in the booterlog introduced in the previous version
13- Fixed a bug in randomTheme intoduced in the previous version
14- Added LoginToLion Cub Devices (credit to Enzo)
17- security and stability fixes
18- Improved Xcode4.3+ and clang compatibility
19- Fixed a bug in device_inject.c
20- Updated uthash, utarrey, etc ... to v1.9.6
21- Replaced arc4random by the freebsd version (found in darwin's libc)
22(also Removed others random generators since the pseudo-random generator now work perfectly )
23- Implemented gettimeofday taken from libpayload
24- finaly back to safe_malloc
25- Sync'd the cpu legacy method to the trunk
27- Implemented the Runtime Bundles Modules
28- Updated nvidia and ati device id
29- Small security fixes
31- Stability fixes
32- Added mountain lion auto_installer compatibility
33- Changed md5c.c to the Xnu's md5.c
35- Added a dirty workaround to selectBootVolume (still need more investigations to find out what happening exactly during the bvchain construction, and how the h... the loop can stop with gcc)
37- Improved Xcode4.3+ support
39- Sync'd LoginToLion with the last Enzo's update (want more about LoginToLion ? please follow or participate to this thread :,2125.0.html)
40- fixed some bugs
41- Added an option to change the acpi detection method (only for acpi 64 users)
42- Updated amlsgn with more cocoa
44- Many security and bug fixes and improvements
45- Added a workaround for some machines that was unable to enter to the startup options during the countdown
46- Implemented a new environment platform
47- Added mountain lion support
48- Improved Xcode4 support (GUI still work only with Xcode3)
50- Added mountain lion icons for the default themes and LogintoLion (credit to Blackosx)
51- Added cpu_intel_amd.c (not by default, you need to edit the makefile in the libsaio directory to compile it)
52- Implemented a stack_protector (seems to work)
53- Sync'd libsa with Xnu
54- Removed lcc_kext dependency from the make file
55- Fixed some bugs
57- Updated the default theme to v 1.1 (credit to blackosx)
58- Updated LogintoLion with he haiku device logo (credit to blackosx)
59- Update for the gui
60- Chameleon can now boot the Lion Auto-Installer partition (additionally, on a GPT disk this enable the option "Localize my Mac" of iCloud)
61- Added a first version of amlsgn (NOTE: This tool can can sign an aml file for your machine (with the UUID) or for your machine model, this can be useful
62 with multiple machines w/o an identical model, combined with acpicodec and the option "LoadSignedAmlOnly", you can make sure that Chameleon will load the
63 good aml files for your machine (even if you have for example about 50 dsdt files named differently in your Acpi directory and each one for a different machine) )
64- Applied Guerrero's patch on gui.c (
65- Added a theme compatible with the OS detection/Volume feature (credit to Enzo for LoginToLion, see for more.)
66- Fixed a mistake with the smbios.plist loading process
67- Reworked the OS detection/Volume (NOTE: now embedded into the core and executed much earlier )
70- Added Haiku support (credit to scorpius)
71- Added EXFAT (FAT64) support (credit to dmazar)
72- Added JrCs fixes (see trunk v1716 v1719)
73- Gui can now detect the darwin version of each volumes
74- Applied some underthehood fixes and enhancements
76- Added an option to the check Oem revision of aml files, can be useful with multiple machines (a command line tool able to patch the aml files will be available soon)
77- Improved smbios support for some Intel Xeon models
78- BETA : Sync'd ati engine with the trunk
80- Small security fixes
81- Added a mechanism to strip the madt table
82- Ported the serial number randomizer to smbiosgetters,
83 Warning: smbiosgetters (and also the Gui module) still don't work when built with Xcode4.
85- Implemented a serial number randomizer in smbiospatcher
86(can be useful for icloud registration problems, especially when the serial number is already used by another machine,
88DISCLAIMER: Please read the iCloud License ( carefully before using this option.
89By using this option, you are agreeing to be bound by
90the terms of the iCloud License ( If you do not or cannot agree to the terms
91of the icloud License (, please do not use this option.
95- Chameleon (or at least this branch) can now boot OSX on Parallels Desktop 7, with full acpi and smbios support
96 (note: you will need to embed at least acpicodec and smbiosgetters since virtual machines don't like our module system),
97 see this vid ;-) :
98- Added a mechanism to boot the real Lion installer partition (with baseSystem.dmg as root device), you will just need to edit the kernelcache
99 for you platform, step 2 of the installation process (booting from the kernelcache in the "Mac OS X Install Data" folder) is still in progress
101- Added a simple mechanism to embed a module into the core of the bootloader (useful for virtual machines
102 or for modules not yet compatible with xcode4), see internal_modules.h for more info.
103- Added JrCs's Keylayout support in Keymapper
104- Fixed an issue in AcpiCodec where the highest cpu frequency may not be added in the pstate package on some configurations
105- Improved detection of nb of core(s) and thread(s) for AMD processors
106- Updated keymapper ...
107- Applied scorpius's patch (to get an unstretched boot screen for nVidia cards on DVI) in boot0.s , disabled by default,
108 see -,2158.msg10345/boardseen.html#new - for more info.
109- Applied Vladimir Zidar's hibernate patch on hibernateEnabler.
110- Applied "Intel HD Graphics 3000" patch to gma.c (credit: ???) ,
111 found at - -
112- Added AMD support (most of the code is derived from the trunk, MUST BE ENABLED BY HAND IN CPU.C) see - -
113- Improved Core Ix support in AcpiCodec
114- Improved c-states support in AcpiCodec
116- Sync'd nvidia.c and gma.c (see GraphicEnabler module) to the trunk
117- Improved compatibility with xcode4 (afaik only the modules gui and smbiosgetters will not work with xcode4, even if they are built without any errors)
118- Applied JrCs's path for more protection against buffer overflow in some case (trunk v1449)
119- Added a mechanism to detect extra mkexts/kexts before loading the kernelCache
120- Moved smp code to Erich Boleyn's smp-imps (not fully implemented yet)
121- Added the UseKernelCache option only for compatibility with the trunk ("Yes" have no effect, since it's the default),
122 the Flag "-F" which do the same things is still valid
123- Re-worked SSDT generation, and merged with the Bits's code
124- Removed aml_generator from AcpiCodec, now use acpicode.c to generate aml file
125- Added YellowIconFixer module
126- Merged fsb detection with Bits's code in cpu.c (slightly faster)
127- Fixed a bug related to ACPI in AcpiCodec (thanck to StephN666 for testing)
128- Fixed a bug related to ACPI and the machine with a rsd table revision > 0 (acpi_tools.c) (thanck to StephN666 for testing)
130- Applied Andy Vandijck's Nehalem (i5/i9) spoof to kernelpatcher
131- Fixed an issue with kernelPatcher, it seems that kernelPatcher is unable to patch the kernelCache
132- Applied some fixes from the trunk
133- Applied many under the hood fixes
134- Added Andy Vandijck's Server spoof
135- Added a Patch from Andy Vandijck in SMBiosPatcher and SMBiosGetters
136- Added a Patch from Netkas in GraphicEnabler (ati.c)
137- Fixed an issue where the GUI module couldn't find the themes directory
138- Fixed an issue where the GUI module failed to display the GUI
139- Added AcpiCodec module
140- Re-wrote ACPI code in fake_efi.c
141- Fixed a bug with AcpiPatcher when built with xcode4
142- Optimized AcpiPatcher code
143- Minor change of SMBIOS code in fake_efi.c
144- Applied some changes to the CPU detection
145- Fixed Pict-FailedBoot allocation
146- Board-id fix is now handled by the smbios modules
148- Added boot-args in the device tree
149- Added BootCLUT and Pict-FailedBoot
150- Added Board-id spoof
151- Fixed kernelcache loading with 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7
152- Added Lion Compatibility
154- Re-enabled Ignore Boot File Flag option , now "-B"
155- Fixed a bug in get_PM_Profile(), where the function return the profile 0 = 'Unspecified' when the facp is incorrect or not found, and so, override the
156 PM type set by the cpu features
157- Added new drop acpi table mechanism, now it's really able to drop any tables
158- BootHelp is not anymore embed by default in the bootloader core, if you need the help at boot time, just install your BootHelp.txt in /Extra/ (for now GUI module still embed it)
159- Fixed the HelloWorld module (broken since i have increased module hook arguments number)
161- "-F" now mean do not use prelinked kernel
162- Fixed embedtheme resolution, random theme chooser now also include embedtheme in the list (if the GUI is compiled with the embedtheme option),
163 also fixed a potential memory leak in randomTheme()
164- Fixed a bug in modules.c introduced in the previous versions, the booloader should now load correctly
165 with or without modules
166- Boot helper support (raid) is now an option (992 bytes saved)
167- Fixed an issue where the prelinked kernel can't be found (the bootloader should now be fully compatible with the kextcache command line tool).
168 (Also merged both adler32 function previously located in drivers.c and boot.c into one (adler32) located in boot.c)
169- returned to malloc by default, instead of safe_malloc, safe_malloc(+1280 bytes) is now an option (as in revolution 616+)
170- APM support is now optional (704 bytes saved)
171- Fixed add_symbol function
172- Increased module hook arguments number to 6
173- Added Kabyl's pci subsystem id patch
174- Added Kabyl's smbios implemention (SMBiosGetters, see Kabyl's branch.) as a module (legacy smbios implementation (SMBiosPatcher) have been also rewritten as a module)
175- Added valv's experimental amd support in CPUFreq module (untested)
176- Added Slice's smbios_patcher fix
177- Increased Booter Log size according to the chameleon trunck (thanck to Azimutz)
179- Added BSD (OpenBSD and FreeBSD) support (Credits to: nawcom, valv)
180- moved hibernation and ramdisk into modules
181- Added a keyboard mapper module
182- Added CPUFreq module (Credits to: valv, cparm)
183- Added a random theme chooser in the GUI module
184- Added Slice's mobile detection fix
185- Added mozodojo's coreI fix in acpi patcher
186- Applied many fixes and optimizations to the core
187- Moved to meklort's core architecture
188- Added Andy Vandijck's Full ACPI tables override and ACPI V1 to V4 conversion patch
191- Added Booter Log Dump Tool
192- Added Booter message Logging (":/boot-log" ioreg property)
193- Removed obsolete -f option, use -x instead
194- Removed -x32 option, use arch=i386 instead
195- Added automatic SMBusspeed detection for lga1156 core i5/7 cpus
196- Added new iMac11,1 sbios default model for lga1156 core i5/17 mobos
197- md0 code. Notified xnu when an md ramdisk is specified
198- Added rollover image support for selected device icons.
199 Use device_<type>_o.png in theme folder. Credits goes to Blackosx.
200- Revisited theme resource embedding. Using the device_<type> icons are optional with
201 the exception of device_generic.
202- Optimized memory detection speed
203- Added displaying source device and partition number for file read operations.
204- Increased boot2's maximum size from 383.5k to 447.5k.
205 Updated stage 1 loaders for handling the new size limit.
206- Added alternate format for setting the default partition. The user can specify the selected
207 volume UUID for the "Default Partition" key.
208- Implemented SPD memory automatic detection and injection,seems to work really great ...
209- Factorized code to prepare a dynamic memory detection algorithm ...
210- Optimized smbios table address search
211- Optimized cursor spinout in textmode if no verbose mode is set
212- Added ram table structures definitions
213- Added getSmbios() a param permitting to select between orig and new smbios entries
214- Changed "Default Partition" behaviour to accept only native system volumes or foreign partitions.
215- Added NVIDIA new NVCAP customization support and support for ION gfx cards from aserebln
216- Added ATI new framebuffers support and new cards from PCEFI10.6
217- improved ACPI file search algo by implementing a cache.
218- Nvidia injection fix
219- pciroot would not always return correct uuid in autodection mode
220- Fixed the hibernation problem in boot2/resume.c
221- Fixed all new booter versions with SystemType would override the facp value even if correct,
222 now keeps the facp value if correct and no override has been done, implemented a best effort algo.
223 for maximizing the chance to get the most correct value before we decide to use a fixed value (1=desktop)
224- Fixed display cosmetics of UUID, now a convert.c file contains all
225 conversions api, to be completed by function that we should reuse.
227- Fixed SystemType would be always forced to a value, now optionally changed
228 only if ovveriden
229- Kept SystemID as the only option to change manually the system-id
230 For theses reasons, SystemId from bootConfig and SMUUID from smbiosConfig aer now DEPRECATED.
232- Integrated JrCs fadt patch (kept for RC5 the existing DSDT.aml retry algo that disapeared in his patch, should be more discussed for RC6)
233- Added JrCs modified convention name change to coding_standards
234- Now malloc (ex. MALLOC in Asere patch) is renamed malloc(size) and is an alias
235 to safe_malloc(size, file, line) with _FILE_ and _LINE_ prerocessor definitions
236- Added a new 'Rename Partition Feature', now permitting to rename partition
237 like 'System reserved' to a more meaningful name
238- Added SystemID option permitting to change the System UUID to a fixed value.
239- Added the PciRoot autodetection feature imported from pcefi10.5
240- Added automatic "system-id" injection from dmi bios, also compatible
241 with SystemID boot option and former SMUUID from smbios,plist
242- Added "system-type' automatic injection (1=Desktop) plus override possibility
243 with the new system-type option in bootConfig
244- Added SMserial and SMproductname new options for smbios.plist
245- Merged with asere patch, while keeping my fake_efi.c changes, and adding a new
246 stringForKey() API, also changed the DT__XXXX() set of functions
247 to handle const char * values instead of char*.

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